Robert Olson chief inspector (centre) with deputy chief inspectors Mark Toland and Debra Kirby, at the press conference marking the publication of the Garda Inspectorate report in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

As the full extent of the resourcing and operational shortcomings dogging the Garda were revealed yesterday, the words of interim Garda Commissione(...)

 Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald:  acknowledged the report had raised serious concerns and represented a “challenging” interrogation of how the Garda investigates crime.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Interim Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan has rejected suggestions that the force massaged crime figures, after the Garda Inspectorate revealed (...)

 Deputy Chief Inspector Mark Toland, Chief Inspector Bob Olson and Deputy Chief Inspector  Debra Kirby  during a press conference by the Garda Inspectorate to mark the publication of the Inspectorate’s tenth report. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins Agency

The Garda has been under-recording crime trends by almost 40 per cent and in many cases those offences recorded were later reclassified to become less(...)

The Garda Inspectorate has called for the establishment of regional serious crime squads and has also suggested changes to the responsibilities of superintendents around the country. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A Garda Inspectorate report into the way the Garda Siochana investigates serious crime has found a force in critical need of modernisation. The repo(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said a working settlement so quickly was “doable” despite there being “no love lost” between farm leaders and the beef processing side.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney have appealed to those leading the blockade of beef processing plans and the owners of(...)

Gardaí are trying to establish if all of the attacks were carried out by the same gang who selected their victims apparently believing they held cash in their homes from their  businesses.

Gardaí are trying to establish if an attack on a family in their home, during which children were threatened with hammers and locked into a cupboard, (...)

Gardaí are awaiting the results of a post-mortem on a body found in Donegal to before deciding on the direction of their investigation.

Gardaí are treating as suspicious the death of a man whose body was recovered from a river in Bridgend, Co Donegal. The body of the man was taken from(...)

Interim Garda Commissioner Nóirí O’Sullivan has been presented with the report. Photograph: Frank Miller

A report on the Garda’s investigation of serious crime is expected to contain criticisms of the force and recommend the decentralisation of the appro(...)

Catherine O’Reilly

A search by the emergency services and family and friends of a Dublin woman missing for three days ended this morning with the discovery of her remain(...)

The sites where trade is conducted are encrypted and cannot be accessed by the normal servers used by billions around the globe every day. Users can only access the darknet via a special browser, rather than the traditional routes such as Internet Explorer or Chrome

The move by the Garda this week against men suspected of involvement in dealing illicit drugs via the so-called darknet was the first such operation o(...)